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Fuocco, Sofia (1830–1916)

Fuocco, Sofia (1830–1916)

Italian ballet dancer. Born Maria Brambilla, Jan 16, 1830, in Milan, Italy; died June 4, 1916, in Carate Lario, Lake Como, Italy.

Trained for years with Carlo Blasis; danced at Teatro alla Scala in Milan where she created principal roles in Antonio Cortesi's production of Gisella (1843), among others, and appeared in works by Jules Perrot, Carolina Rosati, Carolina Ventu and Marie-Paul Taglioni; made acclaimed debut performance at Paris Opéra in Mazilier's Betty, ou la Jeunesse de Henry V (1846) and remained there for 4 more seasons.

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